|What Happened to My Backyard Shouldn't Happen to a Dog - Johanna Alemann|
Alemann filmed the construction of a swimming pool at her home in Los Angeles at 1021 San Pascual Avenue, showing her backyard being drastically changed. The construction of a swimming pool is documented, from the reconstruction of her back yard to the sequential construction process. Out of the footage, she created a marvelous film about swimming pools, featuring neighborhood children and her dog Pucci...
Keywords: swimming pool; California ranch house; suburb
|Why Don't You Dance? - Steven Condiotti|
From a story by Raymond Carver, filmed in El Cerrito,CA. Here, a sad man puts his possessions on in his front yard to sell, and two strangers arrive as buyers. They remain, to become part of the tableau. Two sets of relationships here are in a state of transition, in a beautiful, touching film that offers no concrete answers.
|Wild Men of the Kalahari - C. Ernest Cadle|
'Wild Men of the Kalahari' (1930) 30m, prod. C. Ernest Cadle. In one of the earliest "talking pictures" shot in South-West Africa (now Namibia), expedition leader and lecturer Dr. C. Ernest Cadle of the Cameron-Cadle expedition describes the Kung Bushmen as "among the most treacherous creatures on earth". He then "baited them as we would an animal" to gather them for camera shots, and noted their eating habits ("he doesn't chew, but simply swallows like a dog")...
Keywords: bushmen; kalahari; namibia; etosha; san; hoefler
Downloads: 4,780 (2 reviews)
|Wildcat - Dick McCutchen, Thomas Galvin|
Follows two Oklahoma wildcatters as they prepare to sink a well. Shows their drilling operations for the Big Chief Drilling Company in Garfield County, OK; Only 1 out of 9 wells are wet, and it takes them 22 days and 6,750 feet to figure it out.
Keywords: oil; petroleum; Oklahoma
Downloads: 2,055 (1 review)
|Wondering About Things - Lawrence Hall of Science|
Laymen as well as celebrities in the sciences and creative arts give their views and values regarding their creative efforts and technological society. Their answers add up to the view that science is an indispensable part of mankind's hope for the future. Interviewees include Haskell Wexler, Joan Baez, Ann Halprin, Benny Bufano, Art Hoppe, Zubin Mehta, Phil Ochs, George Pimentel, Ben Maddow. Interviews are mixed with video collages...
|Woodblock Printer - Carson Davidson Productions|
Follow the step-by-step execution of a woodblock print by artist Lowell Naeve from initial sketch to completed edition. Emphasizes the unique qualities of the medium for creative expression. For more on director Carson Davidson, visit www.afana.org/davidsoncarson.htm
Keywords: art; woodblock; printing
Downloads: 2,977 (1 review)